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At least 17 killed in Angola stadium stampede according to : EWN

according to JOHANNESBURG – At least 17 people, including children, have been killed in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola.
Police say at least 56 others have been injured in the incident which took place before a soccer match on Friday.
Witnesses said the crowd trying to gain access would have taken the stadium past its 8,000 capacity.
It’s understood hundreds of fans tried entering the already packed arena, which led to people being trampled on and suffocated.
I was in the third layer (of people),” said 37-year-old fan João Silva, who survived the crush with a broken foot.

At least 17 killed in Angola stadium stampede

referring to At least 17 football fans were killed after a stampede broke out at a stadium in northern Angola, police said, in an incident that also left scores of people wounded.
They just need to extend the safety cordon,” Pedro Nzolonzi, the president of the Santa Rita de Cassia club, told Portuguese news agency, Lusa.
Hundreds of people with tickets had reportedly attempted to enter the already overcrowded stadium.
Football matches in Angola have a history of stampedes and deaths, often caused by overcrowded stadiums.
Panic grips crowd at league game in Angolan capital with scores wounded and children among the dead.

At least 17 killed in stampede at Angola football stadium

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